HCM CITY (VNS)— The 10th Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops closed yesterday in HCM City's Notre Dame Cathedral after six days of conferences.
The assembly, which was held in Viet Nam for the very first time, opened on December 10 in Dong Nai Province's Xuan Loc Diocese.
Themed "Responding to the Challenge of Asia: The New Evangelisation" the Assembly was attended by 122 cardinals, archbishops, bishops and church representatives from Asia, Europe, Australia and the Vatican.
According to the Viet Nam Archbishop Committee, the assembly offered a chance for Catholics to exchange knowledge on geography, culture and society for better shares of Catholic missions and contributions to life.
The committee also took the chance to introduce the country and Vietnamese people to the captive audience.
The success of the grand Asian assembly in Vietnam demonstrated the place of Catholicism and the Viet Nam Archbishop Committee in the hearts of the people and nation. —VNS